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Vinegar Black Beans and Traditional Chinese Dietary Therapy


Chinese Healthy Diet: Vinegar-Soaked Black Beans

Eating of black beans is a superb dietary method, for black beans are traditional nourishing food. A popular saying attributes frequent consumption of black beans to longevity. Black beans are actually black soy beans. "Supplement to Materia Medica" of Tang Dynasty says "black beans improves eyesight, tranquilizes heart, has warming nourishment, Long-term consumption improve complexion". The medical classic "Compendium of Materia Medica" cites some examples of health preservation by eating black beans, e.g. "Li Shouyu who had 14 beans in the morning daily delayed his aging process". "Tao Hua often consumed boilded salty black beans which tonified his kidneys" etc. In TCM's theory, "Beans are grains of the kidney". Based on TCM's theory that "Five colors go into five internal orgrans", black color is absorbed by kidneys. So frequent consumption of black beans will naturally yield better Kidney-tonifying effect. We often say kidney governs bones and "teeth are the remains of bones". So black beans are good for the teeth..........

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Vinegar-Soaked Black Beans

Soak black bean vinegar is a kind of method of preserve one's health, black soybean is a traditional food for health, civil society has also been a "want to longevity, eat black beans" proverb. The black beans, is actually a black soybean, the Tang Dynasty "Chinese Materia Medica... more

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